Ole Miss Football Recruiting: Four Tips to Prepare for National Signing Day

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Sep 10, 2016; Oxford, MS, USA; Mississippi Rebels tight end Evan Engram (17) before the game against the Wofford Terriers at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports /

Celebrate the New Rebels

If you are determined to enjoy National Signing Day, the first step is to commit to celebrating the new signees. Ole Miss takes pride in being a family. Therefore, we tend to appreciate those who decide to come and be apart of this extended football community.

So instead of wallowing in the “what ifs”, celebrate those kids who want to be Rebels. It is a privilege to be an Ole Miss Rebel. How great it must be to be a kid walking to the stadium through the Walk of Champions? Furthermore, the crowd swarming around the team as they walk through the greatest tailgating tradition in the country, The Grove. When they walk through, I never think about the kids that don’t come. In addition, I don’t even think about the team’s record. Watching those young men walking through makes me proud to be a Rebel.

Do you know how many times I’ve thought about Leo Lewis last year? Not many. Or how many times I’ve said, “I want CeCe Jefferson”? Never. When’s the last time you whine about missing Austin Golson? The thought makes me laugh. Consequently, we want kids who want to be here.

So no complaints about the kids we get. Celebrate those true Ole Miss Rebels who want to spend the next 3-5 years with us. Most of all, cheer for the Ben Browns and Josh Clarkes of the world. Go crazy for kids like Alex Faniel. These will be your future Rebels.